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2012-13 Boston College Basketball: Virginia Tech Game Thread (7:00 PM, RSN / NESN)

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Boston College opens its away portion of the ACC schedule by traveling to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.

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Boston College Eagles (8-6, 0-1 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5, 0-1 ACC)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Place: Blacksburg, Va.
Arena: Cassell Coliseum
Capacity: 9,847

TV: Regional Sports Network (NESN in New England)
TV Announcers: Mike Hogewood, Cory Alexander
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel
Line: Boston College +2

Last Time Out: The Eagles won five straight games in December before losing to #23/25 NC State on Saturday, 78-73.

Series: Boston College and Virginia Tech have met 22 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 14-8.
Last Meeting at Cassell: Virginia Tech 66, Boston College 65 (February 12, 2012)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Virginia Tech 66, Boston College 65 (February 12, 2012)
W - Boston College 61, Virginia Tech 59 (January 14, 2012)
W - Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 61 (March 1, 2011)
W - Boston College 58, Virginia Tech 56 (February 5, 2011)
W - Boston College 80, Virginia Tech 60 (February 24, 2010)

Trends: Boston College has won eight of the 14 meetings against the Hokies since the Eagles joined the ACC. BC has won five of the last seven between the two programs, while the Hokies have won 5 of 6 at Cassell going back to the 2005-06 season. Virginia Tech has lost three straight and four of its last five. The Hokies are 7-1 at home this season.

Virginia Tech's 2011-2012 Record: 16-17 (4-12 ACC)

Virginia Tech's Probable Starters:

G - Erick Green (Sr.) - 6-3, 185 lbs., Winchester, Va. - 24.6 PPG, 4.4 APG, 4.4 RPG
G - Robert Brown (So.) - 6-5, 190 lbs., Clermont, Fl. - 10.6 PPG, 2.5 APG, 2.9 RPG
F - Jarell Eddie (Jr.) - 6-7, 218 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 14.1 PPG, 1.6 APG, 6.5 RPG
F - Cadarian Raines (Jr.) - 6-9, 238 lbs., Petersburg, Va. - 7.0 PPG, 0.4 APG, 6.8 RPG
F - Joey van Zegeren (Fr.) - 6-10, 225 lbs., Hoogeveen, Netherlands - 4.4 PPG, 0.1 APG, 3.6 RPG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 12.9 PPG, 2.1 APG, 4.2 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 11.8 PPG, 4.1 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 9.1 PPG, 1.6 APG, 2.6 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (So.) - 6-3, 180 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 8.2 PPG, 2.2 APG, 3.1 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 16.4 PPG, 1.3 APG, 9.8 RPG

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Go Eagles!